Seven charged as sheriff’s office continues to push drug arrests

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Investigators and deputies with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office continue their strong push to arrest drug suspects throughout the jurisdiction. During the past week, seven additional drug suspects were arrested as the result of searches and traffic stops.

On Sunday, Oct. 13, a Towns County deputy responded to a call at a residence located on Jim Watson Road in reference to a domestic dispute.

Upon arrival and further investigation, the deputy arrested Ira Brent Wilson, 46, of Hiawassee on the following charges: 1-Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act Possession of
Methamphetamine, and 1-Count of Possession of Drug Related Objects.

On Monday, Oct. 14, investigators and deputies searched a residence located on Deer Run Road in Hiawassee for a suspect wanted on an active Towns County warrant. Upon further investigation the following suspects were arrested:

Jack Douglas Cothren, 49 of Hiawassee, on the following charges: 1-Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act Possession of Methamphetamine and 1-Count of Possession of Drug Related Objects.

Dena Robin Beasley, 48, of Hiawassee was charged with: 1-Count Possession of Drug
Related Objects.

On Monday, Oct. 14 , a Towns County deputy conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Z-71 pickup truck on State Hwy 17 in Young Harris, Upon investigation, Frederic Debray, 62, of Blue Ridge, Georgia was arrested on the following
charges: 1-Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act Possession of Methamphetamine, 1-Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act Possession of Marijuana, 1-Count Driving on Suspended License, 1-Count Failure to Maintain Lane.drug arrests

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Towns County deputies arrested Cassie Cooper, 21, of Hiawassee on a drug court violation. Upon further investigation, Cooper was arrested for 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act Possession of a Dangerous Drug, and 1 Count of Crossing the Guard Line with a Dangerous Drug.

On Thursday, Oct. 17, a Towns County deputy conducted a traffic stop on State Highway 75 North on a Chevrolet Trailblazer for a traffic violation. Upon further investigation , Logan Reeves, 23, of Hayesville, North Carolina was arrested 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Marijuana and 1 Count Failure to
Maintain Lane.

On Friday, Oct. 18, Towns County deputies searched a residence located off Brenda Lane in Hiawassee for a suspect wanted on a probation warrant. Upon further investigation, Joseph Garrett, 23 of Hiawassee was arrested on: 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act Possession of Methamphetamine, and 1 Count of Possession of Drug Related Objects. Garrett was additionally arrested on the outstanding probation warrant.

“The Towns County Sheriff’s Office will continue their strong effort to seek out the drug suspects within the Towns County area, and additional arrests will be forthcoming,” Chief Deputy Terry Conner stated.

The above cases will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Robin H. Webb

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Hiawassee traffic stop leads to morphine, meth arrests

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Darla Conner

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Two females were arrested and charged with drug possession Tuesday, Sept. 17, following a traffic stop conducted on Bell Creek Road by Hiawassee Police Department.

Upon investigation, Darla Lin Conner, 36, and Shannon Marie Austin, 35, both of Blairsville, GA, were taken into custody after a vehicle search led to the discovery of  illicit substances. A male passenger was released without charges after officers determined that the subject was not in posssession of illegal items. According to the arresting officer’s report, the “faint odor of green marijuana” was detected in the vehicle, giving the officer probable cause to search

Darla Lin Conner was charged with the following: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a drug related object, and brake light requirements.

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Shannon Austin

Shannon Marie Austin was charged with the following: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of a drug related object, possession of a controlled substance (morphine) and possession of a dangerous drug.

Several morphine pills were reported by law enforcement as found in a small box with Austin’s possessions. Morphine is a prescribed narcotic used medically to relieve acute or chronic moderate to severe pain.

The case will be forwarded to Enotah District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

Austin and Conner are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

 

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Sheriff’s Office continues crack down on drugs

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Investigators and deputies with the Towns County Sheriff’s Office continue their pursuit of drug suspects in the Towns County area. On Sunday evening, Sept. 15, Towns County deputies responded to a residence off Valley View Drive in Hiawassee in reference to a domestic incident. Upon further investigation, deputies arrested the following suspects:

Charles Marion Adams III, 61, of Hiawassee was arrested and charged with:

  • 1 Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Manufacturing Marijuana

Debra Adams, 60, of Hiawassee was arrested and charged with:

  • 1 Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Distribution of a Schedule IV Drug, Xanax.

Nathan Adams, 18, of Hiawassee was arrested and charged with:

  • 1 Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled
    Substance Act, Possession of Schedule IV Drug
    Xanax
  • 1 Count of Drugs Not in Original Container

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, Towns County deputies arrested Joseph Larry Maney, 38,  of Cleveland, GA at a residence off Huey Lane in Hiawassee. Maney was charged with the following:

  • 1 Count Violation Georgia Controlled Substance Act,Possession of Methamphetamine
  • 1 Count Drug Related Objects
  • 1 Count Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer

Maney was additionally wanted on a warrant out of Hall County for a probation violation.

On Wednesday Sept. 18, Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies obtained and executed a search warrant at a residence located off Scataway Road in Hiawassee. Upon the completion of the search warrant, deputies arrested the following suspects:

Brittany Wright, 32, was arrested and charged with:

  • 1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of a Schedule IV Drug Xanax
  • 1 Count Drugs Not Kept in Original Container
  • 1 Count Possession of Drug Related Objects

Jamison Chadwick Williams, 42, of Hiawassee was arrested and charged with:

  • 1 Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Marijuana
  • 7 Counts Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Williams is additionally being held on a Jackson County probation warrant.

On Thursday, Sept. 19, Law enforcement officers obtained and executed a search warrant at a residence located off Sunnyside Road in Hiawassee. Information that was provided by a City of Hiawassee Police Officer assisted county deputies with obtaining the search warrant. The following suspects were arrested upon the completion of the
search warrant:

Bobby Croy, 46, of Hiawassee was arrested and charged with the following:

  • 1 Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Methamphetamine
  • 1 Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Schedule II Drugs
  • 1 Count of Drug Related Objects.

Ryan Croy, 26, of  Hiawassee was arrested and charged with the following:

  • 1 Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Methamphetamine
  • 1 Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Schedule II Drugs
  • 1 Count Drug Related Objects

“The Towns County Sheriff’s Office will continue their strong effort to seek out the drug suspects within the Towns County area, and additional arrests will be forth coming,” Towns County Chief Deputy Terry Conner stated. “The above cases will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.”

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Robin H. Webb

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Two arrested on drug charges at local fire station

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HIAWASSEE, GA. – Two suspects were taken into custody by Hiawassee Police Department on methamphetamine charges outside of Towns County Fire Station 1 on Sims Circle during the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 14.  Towns County 911 received a call from one of the subjects who stated concern for the second subject’s safety. Hiawassee Police Department was dispatched to the location of the complaint. Towns County Sheriff’s Office assisted the city police agency on scene.

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Alexander Raymond Ide

Upon arrival at the Towns County Fire Station, officers questioned the subjects who, according to the police report, willfully turned over a small quantity of methamphetamine to law enforcement without incident.

The subjects were identified as Alexander Raymond Ide, 20, and Jonathan Mathis Groundwater, 32, both of Hiawassee.

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Jonathan Mathis Groundwater

Ide was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug-related objects. Groundwater was charged with possession of methamphetamine. The suspects were transported to the Towns County Detention Center. The case will be forwarded to Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. Ide and Groundwater are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

According to the police report, officers had earlier encountered Ide and Groundwater at the nearby Valero gas station. The duo were asked by law enforcement to vacate the property to avoid loitering. Following their arrests, a criminal trespass warning was issued to the suspects by a Towns County deputy, advising Ide and Groundwater not to return to the fire department property in the future.

Following request for documentation on the above incident, Hiawassee Police Chief Paul Smith informed FetchYourNews (FYN) that three additional methamphetamine arrests had occurred in recent days within the city limits. FYN will follow-up on the subsequent arrests once the newly-requested reports are completed by the department.

 

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Towns County Sheriff’s Office continues drug arrests

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies continue their strong push to arrest drug suspects throughout the Towns County area.

On Monday, Aug. 19, a Towns County deputy made a traffic stop on a Ford Taurus on State Highway 75 North in Hiawassee for a brake light violation. Upon further investigation, the following suspects were arrested without incident:

Arrests

Nathan Lemay, Tracy Shook

Nathan Allen Lemay, 47, of Hayesville, North Carolina was charged with the following: 1 Count Violation Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Methamphetamine, and 1 Count Giving a False Name to a Law Enforcement Officer

Tracy Joy Shook, 49, of Hayesville, North Carolina, was charged with the following: 1 Count Violation Georgia Controlled Substance Act Possession of Methamphetamine and 1 Count Brake Light Violation

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, a Towns County deputy responded to a disturbance call at a residence on Wahu Hu Drive in Hiawassee.  Upon further investigation into the reported incident, Laura Jean Carroll, 57, of Hiawassee was arrested without incident. Carroll was charged with the following: 1 Count Drug Related Objects and I Count Simple Battery (Family Violence).

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Laura Carroll, Ramona Montgomery

Towns County deputies arrested Ramona Lynn Montgomery, 50, of Hiawassee without incident on warrants for the following: Violation Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Methamphetamine and Drug Related Objects.  

The warrants served were in connection to an incident which occurred on Aug. 6 between deputies and the suspect on Bell View Lane in Young Harris.

Towns County Sheriff’s Office says it will continue its strong effort to seek out drug suspects within the Towns County area. Additional arrests will be forthcoming.

The above cases will be forwarded to the Enota Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.     

   

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Hiawassee Police Department intercepts 116 grams of methamphetamine in recent weeks

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Two additional drug dealers were recently taken off the streets of Hiawassee. On June 30, Richard Deaton of Flowery Branch, GA was stopped by the Hiawassee Police Department for a vehicle equipment violation. A probable cause search of Deaton revealed 18 grams of methamphetamine and 4 grams of marijuana. Deaton was arrested and charged with: Turn Signal Requirements, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute.

Joseph Llorens

Joseph Llorens

On Sunday, July 28, Hiawassee Police Department stopped a vehicle for a violation of Georgia’s hands-free law. The driver was arrested for driving with a suspended driver’s license. An inventory of the vehicle revealed 98 grams of methamphetamine and 28 grams of marijuana. Joseph Llorens of Cleveland, GA was charged with: Driver to Exercise Due Care, Driving While License Suspended, Possession and Use of Drug Related Objects, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, and Trafficking Methamphetamine.

Richard Deaton

Richard Deaton

“While it is unfortunate that people are bringing these drugs into our community, our officers are doing a fantastic job in detecting and arresting those who are responsible,” Chief Paul Smith stated. “Arresting the drug dealers is a very important step in combating the drug problem. I’m proud of the work we’re doing in Hiawassee.”

The discovery of 98 grams of methamphetamine is one of the largest drug seizures by the Hiawassee Police Department, Smith said.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Seven arrested as Towns County deputies continue quest for drug suspects

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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies have continued to remain active this past week, arresting a total of seven suspects. “(Deputies) continue to uphold their pledge to seek out suspects involved in illegal drug activity within the county,” Towns County Chief Deputy Terry Conner said.

Three of the suspects arrested were the result of the obstruction of deputies attempting to arrest a drug suspect.

On Sunday, July 28, a Towns County deputy, assisted by a Hiawassee police officer, attempted to serve an arrest warrant in the parking lot of a local business, and upon further investigation arrested:

Blake Ledford, 34, of Hayesville, North Carolina was charged with the following:

1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of a Schedule II Drug.

1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Prescription pills not kept in the original container   

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Blake Ledford

On Wednesday July 31,  Towns County deputies, with assistance from officers with The Georgia Department of Community Supervision, conducted a search of a residence located off Gumlog Road in the Young Harris area of the county, arresting four subjects. Towns County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies had an active arrest warrant for Peggy Mulkey, and the three additional suspects arrested at the time had obstructed and hindered law enforcement officers in their search for Mulkey. The suspects were taken into custody without incident. Mulkey was found hiding in a closet in the residence.   

The following suspects were arrested as a result of the search:

Peggy Ann Mulkey, 40, of Young Harris, Georgia was charged with:

1 Count of  Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act. Possession of Methamphetamine.

4 Counts of  Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Dangerous Drugs

1 Count of Drug Related Objects

1 Count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

Christina Canterbury, 45, of Young Harris, Georgia was arrested and charged with:

1 Count of  Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer

1 Count Drug Related Objects

Amanda Jo Wade, 40, of Young Harris, Georgia, was arrested and charged with:

1 Count of Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer

Allen Bell, 30, of Young Harris, Georgia, was arrested and charged with:

1 Count of Obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer.

On Thursday August 1, a Towns County deputy conducted a traffic stop on State Highway 76/515 at Jack Dayton Circle on a white Chevrolet passenger car. As a result of the traffic stop and further investigation, Anthony Wayne Reagan, 24, believed to be from the Hayesville, North Carolina area, was arrested and charged with the following:

1 Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession Ecstasys

1 Count Driving with no driver’s license

1 Count of Headlight Requirement

On Friday, August 2, a Towns County deputy  made a traffic stop on State Highway 76/515 near Ridgecrest Circle on a Ford Expedition.  As a result of the traffic stop and further investigation, the following subject was arrested:

Jacob Crawford, 26, of Simpsonville, South Carolina. Crawford was arrested without incident and charged with the following;

1 Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Marijuana

1 Count of Illegal Window Tint    

“The Towns County Sheriff’s Office will continue their strong effort to seek out the drug suspects within the Towns County Area, and additional arrests will be forthcoming,” Chief Deputy Conner stated.

The above cases will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution . All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.   

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Eight additional drug suspects arrested in Towns County

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HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office investigators and deputies continue their strong push to arrest drug suspects throughout the Towns County area. During the past two weeks, eight additional drug suspects have been arrested as the result of traffic stops and executed search warrants.

On Thursday July 4,  a Towns County deputy made a traffic stop on State Route 180 on a GMC Sonomam pickup and upon further investigation into the traffic stop, Russell Eugene Elder, 60, of Jonesboro was arrested and charged with: 1-Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Marijuana, and 1-Count of Improper Tag Display.

On Sunday July 1, a Towns County Deputy made a traffic stop on State Hwy. 288 on a Saturn Ion and as a result and upon further investigation Jessica Christine Long, 48, of Hayesville, North Carolina was arrested and charged with 1-Count of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Marijuana, and 1-Count of Defective
Equipment.

On Wednesday, July 17, a search warrant was executed at a residence in the Bald Mountain Community of Towns County on Turtle Cove, and as a result of the search warrant and previous investigation into drug activity at the residence, five suspects were arrested:

  • William Rayford Blitch, 49, of Hiawassee:  4-Counts Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, sale of Methamphetamine.
  • Wendy Ree Carroll, 34, of Hiawassee:  3-Counts of Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, sale of Methamphetamine.
  • Jolena Nichols, 49, of Hiawassee :  1-Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of THC Cart Schedule I
  • Walter Lee Burrell, 53, of Blairsville:  1-Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Diliaudid a Schedule II, 1-Count Drug Related Objects.
  • Shelia Marie Watts, 39, of Blairsville:  1-Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Diliaudid Schedule II, and 1-count Drug Related Objects.

On Wednesday July 17, deputies and investigators responded to a call of a suspicious person on Crooked Creek Connector and upon answering the call and execution of a search warrant at a residence on Crooked Creek Connector the following suspect was arrested and charged:

Dennis Lee Wheeler, 35. of Hiawassee: 1-Count Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, Possession of Schedule IV Drugs, 1-Count Criminal Trespass, and 1-Count Disorderly Conduct.

The Towns County Sheriff’s Office will continue their strong effort to seek out the drug suspects within the Towns County Area, and additional arrests will be forth coming. The above cases will be forwarded to the Enotah Circuit District Attorney’s Office for prosecution . All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Robin H. Webb

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